Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Alleluia

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by me and here’s what I did with it!

03.31.21 FMS

I have to admit - the idea for the card was in my head when I drew the sketch! Not all of the details, but the idea of a larger flower wrapping around a sentiment panel.  I have a number of these gorgeous stamp/stencil combinations and I am in love with them.  It's such an easy and forgiving way to add color.  You don't get multiple layers in and have a stamp mess things up (or user error) and leave patches unstamped.  You can just keep brushing color until you are happy.  

I needed one more Easter card so I went with a fresh pink color scheme.  Then I decided the bold "alleluia" was just right but didn't fit entirely in the small rectangle in the sketch.  So I let the rectangle go under the flower (because then you'd never know the sentiment didn't fit!)

When I decided to use a frame instead of a solid rectangle, I was a bit stuck on my vertical stripe.  But I recently got this polka dot tulle ribbon and decided it would be a nice accent through the frame without being distracting.

03.31.21 FMS Side

I am so excited to see what you create with this sketch.  The design team's and our player's creativity never ceases to amaze me.  I am in awe of all of the unique and absolutely amazing creations.  Have fun!

Stamps: Pinkfresh Choose Hope - including the die and the Layering Stencil
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Frames, Alleluia Word & Shadow
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Guava
Ink: In layering order - Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne, Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Taylored Expressions Guava. Stampin' Up Pear Pizzaza, Old Olive
Other: Studio Katia Peridot Crystals, Stampin' Up Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon


  1. Ever so pretty Kim. A wonderful take on the sketch - I love the "empty" tag.

  2. This is beautiful, those flowers are marvelous!

  3. Absolutely beautiful card 👏👏💐
    Congrats , i loved the flowers and sentiment😍 hugs and blessing from Chile 😊

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers, the sentiment framed in black, the tulle ribbon - so much to love here!

  5. This card is so beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous and I love the sentiment! So perfect for Easter! Thank you for a fabulous sketch this week!

  6. So beautiful Kim! A great sketch and I love the way you layered your elements to create the perfectly balanced card. I'm intrigued by your stencilled floral - it could easily pass as stamped. You really do have an amazing collection of Easter-themed stamps too!

  7. Love everything about this card, Kim! It is so perfectly layered. Thanks for a great sketch!

  8. This is one stunning card, Kim! Those flowers are amazing and the sentiment works so well with them. Fabulous card and fabulous sketch!

  9. What a stunning card, it's so delicate with the flowers & the tulle ribbon. The sentiment just POPS with it mounting on the black background

  10. This is a brilliant take on the sketch! I love that bold black and white sentiment over the gorgeous bouquet.


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